When comparing Endomondo vs Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner, the Slant community recommends Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner for most people. In the question“What are the best apps to track diet and/or exercise?” Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner is ranked 6th while Endomondo is ranked 8th.
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Pro Motivates by giving optional challenges
Endomondo allows competing with others or setting and reaching personal goals. Winners of challenges get prizes.
Pro Can use data from accessories (Paid Feature)
For those that subscribe to the monthly fee to unlock extra features, you can use data from heart-rate sensors and pedometers.
Pro Analyzes performance
Performance analysis can be viewed on Endomondo's homepage after a workout.
Pro Generous free version
All the necessary features for a basic fitness app can be used without getting the Premium version.
Pro No need for an Internet connection
Once downloaded an Internet connection is not required, except for social features.
Pro Social features
Show routes of other people nearby. You can issues challenges to your friends, record a motivational speech for them and view their progress.
Pro Tracks distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, calories burned and hydration
Endomondo displays your route using Google Maps and tracks distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, calories burned and hydration. It even tracks what music you listen to while exercising (can be viewed on their website).
Pro Has motivational audio messages
Endomondo can interact with you via audio messages giving reports on progress and encouragement.
Pro Beautiful design
Pro Big database of recipes for more nutritious meals so you can eat wiser
Pro Nutrition grade system for food
Each food has a grade from A to F based on its nutritional values.
Pro Barcode scanner
Pro High usability
Con History Manage
If for some reason you activity gets duplicated, you have to go one by one to delete them, since there is no bulk erase.
Con Removed features from paying customers in the past
Endomondo used to be a singular priced upfront paid app with no subscription fee, twice. During the first restructuring, the app was changed on the store, leaving out the people who had paid originally, to then require them to pay again for the new app. After this happened, the app changed again to be free-to-play, dropping features that paying customers had paid for and locking them behind a monthly pay wall. So not only did long time users who paid for the app get ripped off once, if they had paid for the newer paid app, they got ripped off again when the app went free-to-play. This is not a great track record for the service, leaving to question, when is the next restructuring going to happen that may potentially take the money of paying customers without delivering the service promised.
Con Features locked behind paywall
Many features of the app are locked behind a monthly or yearly paywall. A single month subscription is $5.99, while the yearly subscription is $29.99. This may be prohibiting for those that want to track exercise, but do not want to commit to the cost.
Con Works only on outdoor activities
Indoor activities can be logged manually, but the app is created to track outdoor activities.
Con Aggressive upselling (in app)
Con Expensive "Premium" membership
Anything of personalized value within the app requires a "Premium" membership. You need to pay $4.00/month for 12 months or $7/month for 3 month periods, which is absolute insanity.
Con No longer has web-version
Lifesum had the web inteface but they no longer support it and cut it out from the new version of their website.